On the show today: Facebook rumoured to be in talks to purchase Waze for $1 billion; Square set to check in to Foursquare’s neighbourhood; BlockAvenue launches to give your city a grade; Unilever goes hyper-local with rewards program; Outback Steakhouse jumps back in time to when check-ins were the rage; The VERY cool Pennies for Life campaign by Microloan; Pew enlightens us on the state of location in mobile; Plus special guest Duncan McCall, CEO of PlaceIQ.
On the show: ISIS brings loyalty to vending machines, Dwolla closes their $16.5 million series C, Kiip powers the “sour to sweet” campaign for Sour Patch Kids, MoodMedia pinpoints you by the music your hear, Google Now! comes to the iPhone and leaves a lot to the imagination, Foursquare is about to sell your data, PJs that tell stories + our very special guest, Ben Broca, founder of Now.
On the show: Tracking school buses and the children on them in the UAE and United States. Swipp brings sentiment to everything. Punch.in remakes the punch clock for the mobile era. Visa works with Fandango for location-based offers. Fiz brings location and leisure together to help discover things to do. Independent fuel retailers band together to create their own payment and loyalty initiative. Our app selection of the week is Foursquare’s visualization of your checkins for the last year plus the resource of the week is the history of location-based games in one infographic and special guest Edward Marks of Twist.
On the show: Why Shazam could be the biggest retail enabler on the planet; can Foursquare discover a revenue source with version 6.0; will Layar help print turn digital dimes into dollars and will you pay $360/year for WiFi in the car plus other stories from ESRI and TouchMedia, our resource of the week and special guest Darya Trushkina, VP Business Development at Game Insight.
Welcome to episode #122 of This Week in Location Based Marketing. On the show: Can Foursquare make the switch from checkins to discovery? Apple, not YouTube, awarded a patent for augmented reality on top of live video. Volkswagon makes driving more social. Microsoft testing yet another option for mobile payments this time using bluetooth and the Kinect. The most important mobile payments infographic ever, Rob’s location app fascination of the week (TWIST) and our special guest, Todd Greene, co-founder and CEO of PubNub on the emergence of real-time apps.
This is episode #113 of This Week in Location Based Marketing. On today’s show we are 40% Google with stories about Zavers and Fieldtrip, 40% payments with stories on PayPal and GoBank and all in with RedStripe’s latest local initiative. Plus special guest Dan Foreman of Lumi Mobile talks the death of surveys.
Welcome to episode #112 of This Week in Location Based Marketing. On today’s show: We’ve got 9 stories for you including our bewilderment of Waze, why we thing 4sqTrigger is on to something, and UrbanAirship is already getting things done with Tello. Also Scott Lindenbaum of Spun talks to us about using a goat for location based marketing. Seriously.
Welcome to episode #109 of This Week in Location Based Marketing. On today’s show: News from Placecast, Facebook, Foursquare, Grokr, Sensewhere, Shopular, Chase Bank, UrbanCompass and Tapit Media. Plus Mommy Googles Santa Claus and special Guest Patrick Reynolds of Triton Digital. Oh, and Merry Christmas!